Listen to enough cable news shows and before long a Hillary backer will be spewing forth about how great Hillary is. But "Popular" probably isn't the right word. For most of her supporters, "acceptable" is a more appropriate descriptor.
Whatever we call it, there's a reason why Democrats are so tolerant of her misdeeds. The best we can tell, she never betrayed the progressive agenda, or if she did, she backpedaled as soon as it became expedient. She's proven that she's loyal to the movement.
The fact that she lies and covers up misdeeds isn't a bug, it's a feature. They don't mind that at all, and in fact they admire it. They hope she'll use these skills to hurt conservatives and accomplish the wishes of whatever special interest group they favor.
If there's nothing else we learned from Barack Obama it's that you can convince people to swallow a poison pill if you tell them a lie they can believe.
It's like the criminal who says he wants a crooked lawyer. He expects the lawyer to be loyal to him, but he expects the lawyer to dissemble, pay bribes, cheat, and do whatever it takes to defeat the other side.
It's that simple. Hillary Clinton is their crooked lawyer.